The SMM band is brought to St. Margaret Mary School by the Music in Catholic School (MCS) program.  

Information about joining the band will be posted in the Monday Memo. Students in grades 5-8 are invited to participate. Instrument rental is available and explained at information sessions.

Band instructors are available help with instrument selection if children are uncertain about which instrument to try.  Parents are invited to schedule an appointment at the MCS office and find more information on the Archdiocese of Omaha website.

There are several grade level Boy Scout organization groups available for SMM students.

Meetings and activities meet monthly with leaders providing specific information in the Monday Memo on Sycamore. More information about the overall organization can be found on the boy scouts website http://www.scouting.org

Children's singing voices float from the choir loft during weekly all-school Masses. 

 Children's Choir 2019-2020

Sunday Children's Choir opportunities are announced in the Monday Memo and the Parish bulletin approximately six weeks prior to Christmas and Easter Masses. Children who wish to participate in the program need no prior experience but must attend choir practice to prepare for their Choir experience. 

Several grades from K-8 have a troop which welcomes all girls to participate. Meetings and activities are held monthly both on and off-campus. Grade level troop leaders provide meeting information in the Monday Memo on Sycamore. More information about the overall organization can be found on the Girl Scout website

These 8th graders created a Peace Pole for installation in the Monarch Meadow. 

6th through 8th-grade students participate in a variety of mathematics preparations weekly after school and attend competitions throughout the school year.

The list of competitions includes the Omaha Archdiocese, Duchesne Academy, Creighton Prep, and Central high school. Junior high math teacher, Miss Kaven, leads the math students through their training and competition. 

SMM Robotics Club competes in the VEX and CREATE divisions. The club is a year-long extra-curricular activity designed to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning and positive team dynamics.

The CREATE teams compete in area competitions on Saturdays beginning in November and lasting until February. If the teams qualify for Nationals the season will extend into March and April.

Teams are made up of four or five students per team.

A Spirit-led after-school prayer group available to SMM school students grades K-6. This student group offers an atmosphere for young people to realize God’s personal love for them and experience Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Spartans Ablaze provides an opportunity for students to make new friends of all ages and to grow in faith alongside the SMM community.  To find out more, check out oneheartonefire.org or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Students in grades 6-8 are eligible to participate in the SMM Speech Program.  Participation in the Speech Program encourages students to develop confidence and proficiency in public speaking. The team competes in tournaments each spring with middle schools throughout the Omaha Metro area. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with questions. 

 

 

St. Thomas Aquinas Club (STAC), is a quiz bowl team program for 5th-8th graders. Students meet after school to practice educational trivia questions covering a variety of topics including geography, history, and science.

The club meets monthly and competes in events with other schools. Specific meeting time and competition information is posted in the Monday Memo. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

This leadership opportunity is available to junior high students. 

Students are nominated, campaign, and after an election, candidates with the most votes are announced. 

Each fall, the Student Council is inducted into their positions during an all-school Mass.  Student Council members plan, direct, and lead classmates through select activities and programs.

The SMM Student Council helps to organize the yearly Pumpkin Contest and Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit the Heart Ministry, they lead the all-school Advent services are involved in other events. 

Junior High Student Council members serve as school ambassadors at the annual Dundee Day community event.

Programming is specifically geared toward 7th and 8th grade students and or their parents. Meeting topics focus on parenting advice such as teens and technology,  provide fellowship through field trips to a pumpkin patch, Worlds of Fun, faith formation and service. Activities and speakers address relevant issues for teens and lead worship. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.